WordPress2Doc is a small program I developed, that enables you to convert your WordPress articles into Word (docx) documents. In addition to the Word format (.docx) the PDF format (.pdf) is available as a target format. For the conversion, the program makes use of the WordPress export XML file and can convert the items inside the export file in one or both of the aforementioned formats.
Tip: The download link for WordPress2Doc is at the end of this article! Who needs no further information, can now confidently scroll to the bottom of the article.
How to convert WordPress articles into pdf and docx files
To convert your WordPress articles into .docx or .pdf format, the relevant articles must be exported from WordPress at first. This can be done at WordPress’ backend. Therefore open the administration page of your blog and navigate to the “Tools-> Export” menu in the WordPress backend.
In the export menu arrived, the “Posts” option must be selected. Then, depending on the desired, more restrictions can be set. By clicking on the “Download Export File” button relevant items are exported into a xml file.
At this point WordPress2Doc comes into play. After the start of WordPress2Doc the downloaded export file must be opened with a click on the tile “Load WordPress export.xml”.
Now the “Choose items” tab opens itself. On this tab you can once again choose if all or just a selection of your articles should be converted. Therefore you can use the “select all” and “deselect all” buttons or check the articles by hand in the article list.
If you are not sure about the content of an article and therefore do not know if you would like to convert it, so you can open a preview with a double click on the item in the article list. The preview is rendered either as HTML or as source code on the right side of the WordPress2Doc interface.
If you have choosen your desired articles, you have to switch to the “Convert” tab. In this tab, the export format can be defined. The selected WordPress items can be converted in the .pdf format or just the .docx format or as well as in both formats at the same time.
The download of WordPress2Doc is (of course) free! Anyone who wants to use only the program, should decide to click on the top download link. The others, who wants to know how WordPress2Doc works or would like to improve it, should opt for the second link (GitHub) where you’ll get the WordPress2Doc sourcecode.
I wan’t you!
I need you – help us to do better. Basically there are 3 ways to help:
- You comment on this article and give me your criticism, suggestions for improvement and/or new ideas.
- You help to translate WordPress2Doc. Since now there are only translations into “German” and “English” available. If you speak another language, join us and help translating! A list of phrases to be translated can be found here: WordPress2Doc translation list
- You grab/fork the source code (in the download section of this article) of WordPress2Doc and lay hands on the code itself!
No matter what you choose – your help is always welcome!